“The Mountains Are Calling, and I Must Go…” –John Muir
And thus, I booked a trip to Durango for some fresh air and adventurous mountain vibes. Located in southwest Colorado, Durango was founded in 1880 by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, when they extended their line from the town to Silverton in order to haul precious metals from high-country mines. In my experience, if it can be done outdoors, it can be done in Durango. There are so many day trips and activities in this bustling mountain town. Not far away is Vallecito Lake reservoir where I spent the afternoon on a high-mountain lake, hiking along amoung the aspen trees, paddleboarding on the water, and camping under the stars.